With support from the Doppelpass Fund, the Ringlokschuppen Mülheim and the Berlin group “copy & waste” planned a joint project to develop site-specific theatre in a region whose urban fabric is irreversibly unravelling. The goal of their collaboration was to offer a new view of the insidious and staged transformation processes in the Ruhr region. The intention was not to provide solutions or answers, but rather allow the conflicts to roam freely between the stage and the auditorium. With this approach, the project hoped to reignite the democratic debate surrounding urbanity – for members from every social class in the city.
In addition to co-organising four joint events, various areas of the Ringlokschuppen theatre were opened to “copy & waste”. For example, the group was integrated into the programme department, supported the press and public relations activities, and worked as curators for concerts, performances and readings at the theatre.